Reading Round-Up, 30 June

First, Happy Fourth of July. We’ve been very busy in the Tub these past few days. If you haven’t stopped by, head over to Scrub-a-Dub-Tub to read our Book Bags and Reading Ahead columns for May/June. We’ve got the Books for Ages 0 to 4, Books for Ages 5 to 8, and Bilingual Books posts up. Tomorrow the Books for Ages 9 to 12 go up. I am really tickled with that column … almost all of the reviews include quotes by our student readers. BIG Round of Applause To those who participated in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon: congrats. I hope you still have enough good vision left to read the Round-up. If you missed the Read-a-thon, mark your calendar for October. … Read more

The Book Bag, Books for Ages 5 to 8 (May/June 2008)

It has been a very busy two months, and we’ve got lots of books in this target audience. As you can see, we modified our format to include book cover images. Click on the title to read our review; click on the cover to visit the bookseller page. Archibald’s Swiss Cheese Mountain by Sylvia Lieberman, illustrated by Jeremy Wendell. Archibald has great facial expressions. When you combine a cute mouse, bright colors, and big fonts, kids are sure to follow! This was a find at Book Expo America. (Seven Locks Pres, 2008) Cinder Rabbit by Lynn E. Hazen, illustrated by Elyse Pastel. Zoe should be thrilled; she just got the lead part in Cinder Rabbit, her class play. At the … Read more

Reading Ahead – Books for ages 5 to 8 (May/June 2008)

These are the recent arrivals that caught our eye and are waiting to be placed with families. Some of these are books we picked up at Book Expo America in May 2008. We have modified our format to include book cover images. Click on the cover to go to Amazon, click on the title to go to our page and get more details. If This Old Tree Could Talk by Jancy Morgan, illustrated by Tom Dunn The colors are cool and inviting, and the illustrations remind you of those 3D books and I Spy — you could explore them for hours without saying a word! (Mirror Publishing, 2008) My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Litwin … Read more